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0C:'10 1 hiv.-ikftist mi tin- table. Fivddie Iiiul
Dora's Resolution
Wish you happy New Year!" called
Jiiii'u from her pillnw, to her sister
Agnes, who stood before the dressing
table, brushing her curls. "What makes
you get up so early? It isn't
breakfast time yet. It. is so warm
and CfK.v'bere in bed, I'm going to lie
here and think up lots of good reso
lutions for the new year. Then I
can write them out after breakfast.
Why don't you make some resolutions,
"I don't know. I hadn't thought
about it," replied the little girl. "I
have been hurrying to get dressed,
for I was afraid mamma would want
me; Freddie has been crying all the
"Fred is such a cry-baby!" returned
Dora. "Well, perhaps I'd better get
up, seeing you are all ready to go
down. Tell mamma I am coming
right away," and she crawled out of
bed as Agnes closed the door.
Iora reached the dining room just
us her mamma and sister set the
New Year Song.
"New Year, true year,
What now are you bringing?
May day skies and butterflies,
And merry birds u-singing?
Frolic, play all '.he day.
Not sin hour of school?"
lint the merry echo,
The laughing New Year echo,
Only answered, "School '."
"New Year, true year.
What now are you bringing?
Summer ruses springing gay.
Summer vines a-swlnging?
Jest and sport, the merriest sort,
Never a thought of work?"
But the merry echo.
The laughing New Year echo,
Only answered, "Work !"
"New Year, true year,
What now are you bringing?
Autumn fruits all fire-ripe.
Autumn horns a-ringing?
Keen delight o' moonlight nights,
When dull folks are abed?
Hut the merry echo. '
The laughing New Year echo,
Only answered, "Bed !"
Laura K. Richards.
A group of pleasant faced children
Were playing in the sunny corner of
a doorynrd on a bright New Yeur's
Susie was saying: "Yes, I know my
doll is littler than yours, but I do love
her so! She's my own dolly my
own dolly!" And she sung it over
and over, cuddling her dolly close.
"Yes," said Lela, "my doll is big
ger, but yours is eer so much pret
tier, for mine is only a cloth dolly, and
Colobus Monkey Has Long Black Fur
and White Oval Patch Down
Center of the Back.
Very few people, when Inspecting
he various exhibits In n "y.oo," stop
to ask themselves how the animals got
there. As a matter of fact, the tusk
of capturing wild beusts alive and
Khlpplng them out to civilization un
banned Is an Infinitely dangerous and
dlfllcult undertaking, far more thrill-
been restored to good humor, and
everybody seemed very happy as they
gathered around the first morning
meal of the new year. Bright faces,
merry voices and good wishes made
it a charming family group.
Dora and Agnes cleared ihe table
when the meal was linished, for then.'
was no servant in the house, and the
two sisters helped much with the work,
that mamma might get more time to
"Shall I wash or wipe the dishes?"
asked Dora.
"Oil, I'll wash them, and you can
wipe them," said Agnes, "for you'd
rather, and I don't care."
"Well, then I'm going upstairs to
write out my New Year's resolutions;
I'll he down by the time you have the
dishes really to rinse," and Dora ran
up to her room.
I ora spoiled several sheets of paper
before she had her resolutions writ
ten to suit her. Finally she read them
iivi r with a certain degree of pride:
New Year's Resolutions
of Dors Buckingham Prescott.
"I will get up early in llie morning
and help mamma with the breakfast.
"I will go to bed at night without
making a fuss about it.
"I will dress Freddie every morn
ing. "I will take my turn at washing the
dishes, even though I like better to
wipe them.
"I will dust the parlor every day,
and not leave it for Agnes.
"I will not forget to make the beds
when it comes my week.
"I will take care of my bird every
"I will amuse Freddie, and not be
cross to him once this year.
"I will sew on my buttons without
being told.
"I will not let Agnes do my share
of the work, just because she Is oblig
ing. "I will always be pleasant to every
body" "Dora, momma wants you "
"Oh, don't come bothering me now,
"Mammn wants you to see to Fred
die." "Oh, dear! Why can't you?"
"I've got to go down to the post of
fice." "Oh! Why, have you finished the
"All done," said Agnes, with a lit
tle smile that bad not n mite of su
periority in it.
"But I meant to come and wipe
yours is wax with real hair. I love
to look at It, but I'm afraid to touch
it for fear it would break. I sup
peso a dolly that won't break is .the
best. .Mamma says I'm hard on dolls."
I toy was looking at Johnny, playing
with his jumping-jiick. Johnny said:
"I did want a rocking-horse, and I
was most sure Santa Glaus would
bring me one. I thought he'd know I
wanted one so much ! Hut the jump-ing-Jnek
Is a dandy, though!" und he
pulled the string hard.
Thy little figure turned two or three
lug. than ordinary big game shooting.
In an niticle In the Wide World, John
Alfred Jordan describes bow he got
together a practically complete collec
tion of African uidmuls for shipment
to Kurope, and gives a vivid Idea of
the manifold dangers of the business.
While engaged In this work, Mr. Jor
dan captured a colobus monkey, the
most beautiful of all the simian tribe.
"They have long black fur," suys the
writer, "with a white oval patch down
the center of tho back, and an ex
tremely long, bushy white tall. They
them," saiil Dora, with a guilty flush.
"Never mind." said Agnes, "I knew
you were busy."
"Dora followed her sister down
stairs, thinking she would put the
rooms In order and feed the canary
before Agnes returned. I'.ut to her
surprise, the parlor and sitting room
were dusted, Dick was eating fresh
seed with great relish, and it was ten
o'clock. I low long a time she had
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After making P.nby Fred happy with
a big block house, Dora slipped up
stairs and brought down her paper of
"New Year's Resolutions" and quietly
laid It on the narlor fire.
"I'll keep my eyes and ears open,
lis Agues does, and try to be as pleas
ant as she is. That will be better than
writing out. a thousand resolutions!"
Youth's Companion.
Old Year Adieu.
Old Father Time, with visage
Marks finis on another year;
His harvest he has gathered in;
The swath was wide both far
and near.
The strife of battle rages round
The ranks of fighters in the
But clashing arms and shouts
Of victor and of conquered
The aged sire, with trembling
And hoary lock of sWvery
Perceives the passing of the
The sunset's glow, the clouds
of night.
Mayhap there is a vacant chair
At home, but recently re
signed A loved one gone above to wear
The crown of bliss by angels
The path to glory may not lead
With roses strewn about the
But hope and strive by word
and deed
Some soul to cheer. The New
Year greet!
T. J. Dehey in Pittsburgh
somersaults, nnd ended by standing on
its head. Johnny giggled, and little
Hoy, looking a trifle sober, said : "Your
johnny-jumper is awful nice, and I
like to see you make him go It. I
didn't get anything this year, but I
hope times will he a lot better to our
house next Christmas, and then I'll get
enough to make it all up. But," said
he, smiling now, "I've got all my mar
bles that 1 had lust year, and my top
is most as good us new, und I tell you
she's a bummer! Come, Johnny, let's
have a game of marbles."
are very valuable, and so far, I believe,
no specimen has reaclud any zoologi
cal society. They live in thick forests
in cold, high altitudes, ranging from
8,(iU0 to 10,000 feet above sea level.
A great number have been captured
and kept In the country, but when they
are shipped to Kurope they always
die coming through the Ited sea."
Nowadays it's not so easy to get
cheaper cuts of meat as It la to get
cuts of cheaper meat at top-notch
fj ft CAPITAL,
Thanksgiving Day Especial Event in Washington
WASHINGTON. Thunksglvlng time brought a brightening of Washington
hjnrth fires and turkey-scented Invitations In honor of the bids about us
In nntlomil livery who are far from home and mother. Kiu-e the Thanksgiving
lionrd this year that did not boast a
khaki-covered guest or so. Futher and
mother plied hlh the strangers' plates
jocosely. Never mind the mist In their
eyes. ,
"Yes, I'm proud of my Jimmy; but
I'm not a heroine. I'm Just his moth
er!" Exulted eloquence I
They had a grand memorial servlco
for Jimmy at Evunsvllle, Ind., his home
town, when the dread word came that
Prlvato James B. Gresham, enlisted nt
nineteen such a kid! was one of the
first three Americans killed lu the trenches of northern France. And Jimmy's
mother In her anguish, thanking God for the proud gilt of such a boy, nobbed
out to those who would fun console her. "I'm not n heroine I'm Just his
mother !"
And I'm rather inclined to think that she was both.
The other night there was nn Interesting vaudeville entertainment given
by pntrlotlc local telent before the men at Washington barracks. The wee
daughter of Representative Kinrholoe of Kentucky accompanied her mother to
the performance. Mrs. Kincheloe, a versatile artist, was one of the heudllners
of the excellent bill. The orchestra was filling up the space between two
numbers with n strenuous rendition of "Over There" when tiny Miss Kinche
loe, Just three years old, escaping from her protector, Inspired by the stirring
strains, scrambled up on the low stage and began to dunce In a spontaneous
baby way that overwhelmed the soldiers with delight. The regular program
bad to wult. The laddies wanted more of the baby. Grown folk were every
day affairs. A kiddie wus a treat.
Government Departments Hard Pressed for Room
THE treasury department Is In the market for ISo.OOO square feet of floor
space for office purposes, and Is hnvlng greut difficulty In getting even a
small portion. Other government departments are hard pressed for oflieo
accommodations for employees, and It
PO M- FUK-V'k7 V
WORE space O;
III Z.J. -T ,1
which partly solved the demands for
! by taking over a large number of apartment houses, and are still badly lu
need of office accommodation, are expecting relief by March 1, when it Is
j contemplated that the big wooden buildings at Sixth and B streets, the site
of the old Union station, where Garfield was shot by Gultcau, will be ready
! for occupancy. I
Would Fight to Prcve Nationality of Bambino
IT IS a street of second-hand smells. Also, there nre noises the Babfl shrill
of foreign parent voices outclashcd by the raw Americanism of their jun
iors; the insistent call of the push cart, and always, always the coinings uud
goings of job-lot humanity that must
buy other people's cast-offs, because .
everybody knows why.
But at one corner the other morn
ing the sun lay like a yellow blanket
on the pavement and the leaves swirled
down from the trees as if dying were
n gay sort of dance. Also, there was
a box, nnd on the box sat a small girl
in blue holding a baby with rings In
Its ears. The girl was a skinny little
tacker, with a dark face, mostly eyes,
and us she cuddled the baby her croon
ing voice somehow suggested olives, Vesuvius, wayside shrines and banana
carts. But there was nothing Latin about the fat, bald-beaded baby, except
the rings in its cars. As the two made n picture wortli looking at, the woman
paused and offered the baby an apple from a bug.
"She Amorry-can baby" the girl explained it with a pride that was some
thing fine to see. "She is not no dago. She have earrings because my mar
iner she sny so, and her saint name Is Magdalena but my par-por be say It
is Maggee for Amerry-can and if she be a boy she be president, innybee."
Why, that Is splendid. And what
"I am Marree-uh, alter the Moth-er
at the cathedral In Milan. I wear blue
am lieeg I have a pink ribbon bow in my
go with. But the bambino no, the babee she come when we get here. No
hoy shall call her dago. I will fight heem. I will keel beem If be call her
That's about all, only
One would like to know in advance what America will do for Maggee,
whose saint's name Is Mngdalena, when she Is no longer a fat, bald-headed
baby with rings in her ears. ...
Opinions as to the Training of Officers Differ
A COMPREHENSIVE plan to train reserve officers and their more systematic
employment In the war has been submitted to the secretary of wnr by the
Training Camps association. In addition to establishment of a school or
schools for training of officers, to con-
training camps for officers and to obtain a supply of officers In future solely
from the ranks, with the training for commissioned grades given at the head
quarters of the several military divisions.
Apparently the proposal that reserve officers be sent to France for train
ing under actual war conditions and then returned to train the National array
docs not uppeal to the war department.
War Has Had Remarkable Effect on the Capital
IT IS a much more picturesque Washington than It used to be, although it
used to be the most picturesque city In the country. The uniforms give
variety and color to crowds that formerly were somber or drab. But the air
of leisure Is gone. No more can Wash
ington be described as "Sleepy Hoi-
low." It is impossible to wans aiong fo,
tJia streets without Deing niipresseu
by the sense of Importance In many of
the faces, the consciousness of being
engaged iu great affairs. The ideal
ists jostle the exploiters who have
come In swarms to struggle for a share
In the big contracts, in competition
with the men of legitimate business.
Many of the idealists have left fine po
sitions nt home to work here for smull
salaries or for no salaries at all, happy in the thought that they are being of
public service. Hotels, apartment bouses, lodging and boarding houses, are
so crowded that prices have soared dazzllngly. To find a place to lay your
head is to have something to boast of. Behind this situation there is the local
prosperity that makes the Washingtoulans of all the year round particularly
There is so much business to be done as a result of the war that the
demand for stenographers has lifted stenography In Washington among one
of the most remunerative of industries, and has offered stenographers great
temptations to commit the sin of pride as well as to Indulge in nsury. One
Stenographer In one of the large hotels receives 3X0 an hour for dictation.
will not be until various new buildings
authorized by congress are completed
that real relief will come.
The government's executive nnd
administrative activities are now so
badly scattered throughout the city
that persons having business with
l.'ncle Sum often find trouble in locat
ing the particular bureau or division
they are looking for. Many times they
nre sent from one place to another.
The war and navy departments,
floor space at the beginning of the wnF
Is your name?"
of uod. My mar-mer give me to her i
nil tho time I am a child. When I j
hair and a green dress and fellub to j
tlnue without Interruption Instead of
for a few months only, as in the traln-
lng camps, the association recommends
that a certain number of reserve offi
cers should be sent to France for
actual experience with the troops In
the field and later brought home to act
us instructors of troops being prepared
for war service.
The association also notes an ob
jection to the understood purpose of
the war department to abandon all
Stif IS ArifW-OW ) s, !
0A8Y sue is Jf- s
This Is the Last Word in Fashion
for the Shopper.
Handsome Affairs of Velvet, 811k, Sat
in and Metal Brocades Have Re
placed Those of Cretonne.
We started with lovely cretonne
knitting bags, blooming with roses and
chrysanthemums, others made gay
with gorgeously colored birds nnd but
terflies. These were shirred and ribbon-trimmed
nnd often had clusters of
silk fruit as the finishing touch.
Hut these cretonno bags, attractive
t s they were, have quite faded Into the
background, making way for the more
handsome affairs of velvet, silk, Rut
ins nnd wonderful metal brocades,
writes Kim Shepherd in the Detroit
News. Nor tire they confined to knit
ting only. The knitting purt Is sec
ondary. They are the most conveni
ent and smart shopping bags one can
Imagine and the most troublesome of
bundles disappear like magic Into their
vast depths.
The last word In fashion Is the shop
ping bag with hat to match. The
sketch shows nn example of these. A
huge shopping bag was developed In
metal brocade, done In gold nnd black,
was made on the order of a huge
purse. The wide opening, bound with
gold braid. The strong handles were
of Bold braid, too, and were fastened
Hat and Bag to Match.
to the bog with gold braid rosettes.
It was attractively lined v. ith gold-colored
silk. The hat to match made on
military lines, was very smart with
Its erect brim if brim one might call
It of the gold and black brocade.
The crown was soft and made of
black velvet. A paradise spray added
height and richness. This set was
very striking, worn with a French blue
satin coat with collar and cuffs of soft
lustrous moleskin. The wide girdle
was trimmed with narrow silk braid,
: nnd n bit of hand-embroiderv. done
jn )jiuo aw goi(it wag usej effectively
on tno Waist.
According to a scientific observer,
the lobster is akin to the butterfly.
Handbags May Be Easily Transformed
Into Latest Fashion With Little
Effort and Slight Expense.
Have you any old purses?
If you have, did you realize that
you could easily transform them into
new purses?
You can, without much expense and
without much trouble.
To begin with, get a paper pattern
for making a handbag. Then get your
material. ,
The old handbag is used merely as
a foundation for the new one. That
is, the old clasp Is requisitioned with
the rest of the old frame. A new cov
ering is made of the new material,
and this is slipped over the old frame
and fastened securely. If you wish to.
you may simply cover the old purse
with an envelopelike section of the
new material. Or else you may fasten
n lining bag to the old frame as big
or as little as you please, and put
the new outside over that.
If you have a bit of velvet left
from a velvet frock, buy a pattern for
Old-Fashioned Hues Are Being Effec
tively Used, Affording a Natty Ad
dition to Dressy Gowns.
Ribbon plays an important part in
dress trimmings, accessories, etc., and
never have they been more beautiful
than they are this year. Many are
interwoven with gold and silver, and
some are formed almost entirely of
dull gold or silver tissue. There are
ribbons of satin wflh paisley spots in
old-fashioned tints, and pale taffeta
ribbons in rose, mauve and nattier
blue, over which are sprinkled at In
tervals "lucky" ladybirds brocaded in
dull gold or silver.
Striped or checked faille ribbons nre
extremely fashionable, and among the
novelties are ribbons with long weuved
fringe nt the ends.
Various are the ways In which tlieso
ribbons are utilized for frock trim
mings. They are Introduced in the
form of inset bands, plaited, shirred
or plain, and sometimes as frilllngs
or ruchlngs.
For Instance, delightful little
r if
The popularity of the turban never
wanes, especially when it is made on
lines particularly suited to the taste
of the majority. This model strikes t.
new note in that It Is built up with
bands of red, blue, yellow and black
velvet trimmed round and round with
6trands of gold cord. The crown and
tiny bunch of grapes are made of mole
Painted or Lacquered Chairs, Tables
and Other Pieces Are Found In
Many Shops and Modern Homes.
Cbnrmlng, lndped, are the old chairs
and small tables, breakfast suites, sun
parlor pieces and others of painted
or lacquered furniture to be found In
tho best shops and the up-to-date
homes today.
Muny of the latter nre decorated by
native Japqnese artists, with lines and
bnndings of antique gold on the black
or colored pieces, and with shadowy
pictures on table tops and flat surfaces
showing characteristic Japanese fig
ures, or birds, or rustic scenes.
Base colors of soft Normandy blue,
robln's-cgg blue, pnrchment nnd bone
yellow, old red and dull green lacquers
are all most decorative when '"brought
out" (to use a technical phrase) with
blnck-and-gold decorations of this kind.
A single piece, well displayed, will of
ten lend the finishing touch of distinc
tion to a room.
Coats or Capes for Evening.
In evening wraps there Is a choice
between the cape und the loose coat.
Capes are attractive when they are
well put on, and they have the ad
vantage of being simple and ensy to
make, but there is more genuine
warmth to be found In a coat. Broad
cloth, satin, silk, brocade and velvet
are favorites and. suitable materials.
with a lining of either brocade or a
plain satin. But the lining must al
ways be of a good quality, for it is tho
lining that gets the wear. There Is no
economy In a cheap lining. If the lin
ing Is to be bought it is w'ell to re
member that the better materials are
apt to come in wider width, and that
the wider material cuts to best advan
tage. A Practicat Dress.
The one-piece gown of serge or ga
bardine must not be forgotten in the
winter wardrobe. It is needed for
everyday wear as a house dress, or
to go under the long coat Made on
the popular long lines that suit the
young girl and the older woman such
a gown can be quite without trimming
other than a few fancy buttons, and
the necessary white collar. A broad
box-plait at either side of the front
and back runs under the wide belt and
gives a graceful width in walking that
does not interfere with the straight
line appearance ef the dress. Big, out
sla' ling pockets cut In diamond shape
give character to the skirt portion.
They start from under the belt.,
a bag of Interesting shape, cut the vel
vet and then embroider it with beads
cither steel beads or else colored
glass beads. , Or else embroider it
with a heavy silk floss, In a loose,,
quick stitch. This loose stitch really
gives better results and, of course in
a far shorter time than a fine stitch.
T!'" ' trap bundles of the bag may
be I a folded and stitched strip
of of the bag, or else silk
coi be used.
Angora for Collars and Cuffs.
Vivid colored angora collars and
cuffs are featured on one-piece suits of
Jersey, as bright yellow on a somber
green, or flaming red on brown, says
the Dry Goods Economist.
Fiber silk sweaters In funcy weaves
have belts caught with buckles or the
belts nre so arranged as to eliminate
the straight all-around style, or the
narrow string belt.
Sport silks, as pongee or shnntung,
are utterly lacking In the brilliant de
signs of former seasons; the patterns
are as large as formerly, but are in
soft pastel shades.
slip-on sack of pale silk tcrsev m
outlined at the neck, sleeves and at
the hem with n ruching of narrow
pink ribbon of the same shade. At the
throat there was a knot of the ribbon
with long ends which fell down the
garment front. ,
Striped ribbons serve excellently for
trimming. An example is an Indoor
gown made with large capelike effect
formed entirely of wide Roman striped
ribbon. The cape of ribbon Is drawn
into a high girdle also of ribbon which
is folded around the waist the second
time and knotted loosely at the right
side. The ends fall to the skirt hem.
There is nn endless variety in neck
wear made from ribbon, but the most
popular form Is a bit of soft pliable
ribbon drawn around the neck under
a turn-down collar of linen or silk,
and knotted loosely at the throat
Often the ribbon Is finished at tha
throat with loops or a rosette.
Fisher Fur In Sets.
Fisher is a variety of fur which la
expected to figure prominently for
trimming and sets during the coming

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